Greater London
Job description
This is a full-time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

Role Context and purpose

The Financial Analyst works closely with the wider Christian Aid (CA) Finance function to contribute to maintaining a strong control environment and to meet external financial compliance and reporting commitments.

Role purpose:

Support Country Offices with record keeping

-Communicate changes to Financial accounting to Country Offices as appropriate

-Manage offline activities to ensure all transactions are accounted for

Key Deliverables

-Support and facilitate the hand over from external consultants

-Maintain and monitor records for Country Offices

-Reconciliation and substantiation to trial balances

-Provide support and guidance in finance matters to country offices

-Oversee GL posting to ensure compliance to financial control policies and procedures

-Support CA Group year-end audit process

-Maintain and regularly communicate CA policies and procedures

-Perform ad-hoc tasks and take on responsibility as required

About you

Applied skills/knowledge and expertise


-Part qualified or committed to becoming a Qualified Accountant

-Good communication skills to work effectively with finance and non-finance staff in London and internationally

-Ability to indirectly manage peers and internationally based finance teams

-Ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff

-Knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar

-Strong analytical skills and able to review financial information for consistency and accuracy.


-Foreign language skills - French/Spanish

-Knowledge of the Charity SORP and related statutory reporting requirements

-Experience of dealing with the collection of financial reports from international branches and subsidiaries

-Experience of working on accounting changes and systems migration, ideally with country offices

-Able to provide training on financial matters

-Experience of reviewing and updating policies and procedures

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

From 1 July 2021, the process for completing right to work checks has changed and we can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens.

There are now two types of right to work checks: a manual check and an online check. A manual check can be completed against relevant documentation as outlined by the Home Office. An online check can be completed if you hold digital proof of your immigration status in the UK. We will require your share code and date of birth to carry out this check. Please see the government website for more information on acceptable documents.

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid's Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid's Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
More about Christian Aid
Christian Aid

Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 26 October 2021
Job ref: 3371
Tags: Finance